New signing, Becki Bath, is chomping at the bit and can’t wait to get going after signing for the Cherries earlier this week.
The forward put pen to paper at Vitality Stadium on Thursday and became Steve Cuss’ fourth summer signing, after the signatures of Katie James, Charmaine True and Kelly Fripp had already been secured.
Having signed from fellow National League outfit Portsmouth, she admitted that life with the Cherries is already looking promising.
“I’m really pleased, it’s a great opportunity for me,” Bath began.
“It’s a real mix of young players and experienced players, but hopefully myself and the other new girls can bring lots of knowledge to the team.
“It’s a real confidence boost knowing some of the girls already. I’ve played with a few of them at different teams and it really helps.
“When you know someone and you know how they play, it makes your game a lot easier and you can really see the benefits.”
While there might be several positives on the pitch, off the pitch Bath spoke about the impact the management team have had in bringing her to the club.
“It’s been a really quick transition – we're talking less than a week!
“Steve [Cuss] played a big part in getting me here. It’s nice to have great management around you and it gives you confidence.
“When someone wants you on the team, it’s a great confidence boost and I can’t wait to get stuck in on Sunday now. It’s going to be a really good game.”
Despite only arriving this week, Bath will be eligible for Sunday’s game with Swindon as the side look to kickstart their National League campaign.
And there’s no looking back for the striker, who has made her ambitions for the season very clear.
“My main goal is to help the club get promoted to the next league.
“From the facilities around the club to the girls within the team, everything is really ambitious and it’s just so exciting.
“Hopefully I can bring some experience with me and help as much as I can.
“Playing at a higher level, the football can be a faster and sharper level, but I’m sure we can handle it and it’ll be a good challenge for us.”